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UW-Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Schools oral history project records

Repository: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Audio cassette recordings of interviews with twelve former Milwaukee Public School administrators, teachers and seven former students, conducted as part of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) History Department research project examining the decline of Milwaukee public schools. The interviews provide information on various perspectives of changes, dating from the 1920s through the 1980s, on the administration of the schools; modernization of the curriculum; the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association; student attitudes, discipline, and social life; parental involvement; race relations, especially for African American teachers; and public support for education. The collection also contains written abstracts of the interviews, but no verbatim transcriptions were written. Copies are available for most of interviews.

Date(s): 1989-1990

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: UWM Archival Collection 82

Extent: .8 cubic ft. (5 boxes)

Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-mil-uwmac0082 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Hester Besteda, Grace Iacolucci, John Jackson

Rights (Extant): No restrictions on access except for two of the cassette tapes. Consult an archivist for details.

Subjects:

African Americans--Wisconsin
Head Start Program (U.S.)
Racism in education
School integration--Wisconsin--Milwaukee

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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